Employment at Mines

Welcome to Colorado School of Mines!  We are pleased that you have interest in exploring career opportunities at Mines.

Founded in 1874, Mines was the first public institution of higher learning to open its doors in Colorado.  Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering and applied sciences.  We are committed to serving the people of Colorado, our nation and the global community in the development and stewardship of the Earth’s resources.  Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering college in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges.

Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play.

We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.  Come explore the possibilities!


Employment Classifications
As a public higher education institution, Mines has two major employment classifications:  Faculty and Classified Staff.  Faculty positions encompass academic, research and professional positions while classified staff positions are part of the State of Colorado Personnel System.  Each employment classification has its own set of governing policies and procedures, as well as benefit programs.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employment at Mines is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation. Every background investigation will include a criminal records history check, including the sex offender registry. All background investigations will be conducted in accordance with Mines policy and the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its regulations.
  • All new hires must be able to provide proof of work authorization in the United States within three business days of hire. Colorado School of Mines participates in the federal E-Verify program.
  • All employees are required to have their paychecks distributed via direct deposit to a checking or savings account.

Need Assistance?  Please contact Human Resources at fsearch@mines.edu or by phone at (303)273-3250.

If you need to request any type of accommodation to participate in our employment processes, including completion of the online application process, please contact our office prior to applications submission or campus visit.

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Read our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Letter for more information.

In order to comply with EEOC, OFCCP and Affirmative Action regulations, we are required to compile summary data on the gender and ethnicity of our applicants and incumbent employees. Applicants are requested to voluntarily submit gender, ethnicity and veteran status information along with their application materials.

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